22nd edition of Ecomondo, the leading Euro-Mediterranean area green and circular economy expo

Tourism can be a strategic driver for sustainable development of the Mediterranean region as it accounts for almost 11% of its global GDP. However, to attain this objective we need a greater engagement of public and private institutions and we encourage a greater citizens participation.

In the framework of the 22nd edition of Ecomondo, the leading Euro-Mediterranean area green and circular economy expo, that was held in Rimini, Italy, on 6-9 November 2018, six Interreg MED thematic communities (Green Growth, Blue Growth, Renewable Energy, Urban transports, Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity Protection) organized a session on "Empowering territories for a sustainable Mediterranean".

Representatives from six Interreg MED thematic communities presented their achievements and shared their challenges with private organisations, local public authorities and international organisations, and invited them to discuss on three strategic axes for the future of the Mediterranean region: “Circular Bioeconomy opportunities and challenges in the MED area”; “Innovation for sustainability in the MED Area”; and “Governance, citizens awareness and participation for a Sustainable Mediterranean”.

As a reminder, Plan Bleu is a partner of three of these six Interreg MED communities: Blue Growth, Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity Protection.


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Session on "Empowering territories for a sustainable Mediterranean"